Requirements for a B.A. in Spanish
DEGREE: Bachelor of Arts
|Liberal Arts Core||49 credits|
|Open Electives||41 credits|
Students who major in Spanish should complete any 10 Spanish courses at the 300- or 400-level. Out of ten, at least four courses must be 400-level course. Students can choose classes out of the list below after consultation with their academic advisor:
SP 321 Advanced Spanish Grammar I
SP 322 Advanced Spanish Grammar II
SP 325 Spanish Conversation and Composition I
SP 326 Spanish Conversation and Composition II
SP 329 Hispanic Civilization I
SP 330 Hispanic Civilization II
SP 341 Seminar in a Spanish Speaking Country
SP 390 Children’s Literature in Hispanic World
SP 401 Spanish Literature I
SP 402 Spanish Literature II
SP 403 Survey of Spanish American Literature
SP 404 The Contemporary Spanish American Novel
SP 408 The Spanish American Short Story
SP 409 Topics in Spanish Studies
SP 423 Hispanic Caribbean Literature
SP 499 Independent Study
or a 3-credit Field Internship
The department recommends that students with a major in Spanish complete at least two years of study in a second modern language.
STATEMENT OF OUTCOMES ASSESSMENT
In addition to passing all Spanish courses with a grade of C or better, all majors must receive a satisfactory score on the Spanish subject area test of the National Teacher’s Exam (Praxis Series II). Arrangements are made with the Department Chair. This test demonstrates competence in the following areas: listening and reading comprehension, grammar, culture, literature, geography and history. The department reviews the results periodically and adjusts the content of the courses accordingly.
Note: For Education/Spanish majors: As of May 2007, graduates are also required to take the ACTFL Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) and pass it at a minimum level of “advanced-low” in order to be certified in the State of New Jersey. Contact the Department Chair for further information.
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MUSEUMS, SOCIETIES AND OTHER ORGANIZATIONS
Instituto Cervantes de Nueva York
211 East 49th Street
New York, NY 10017
El Instituto Cervantes es una entidad sin ánimo de lucro creada por el gobierno de España en 1991. Su misión es promover la enseñanza del español y de las lenguas cooficiales de España, así como contribuir a la difusión de la cultura de los países de habla española.
Offers students an important and impressive library and film collection. Interesting lectures and expositions.
680 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10022
Americas Society is the premier organization dedicated to education, debate and dialogue in the Americas. Established by David Rockefeller in 1965, our mission is to foster an understanding of the contemporary political, social and economic issues confronting Latin America, the Caribbean, and Canada, and to increase public awareness and appreciation of the diverse cultural heritage of the Americas and the importance of the inter-American relationship.
Offers students interested in Spanish American culture, literature, music, visual arts and public policy lectures and exhibits as well an important journal Review.
Queen Sofia Spanish Institute
684 Park Avenue
New York, 10065
The Spanish Institute was founded in 1954 to promote greater awareness and understanding of the culture of the Spanish-speaking world in the United States. Since its foundation, the Institute has sought to further its mission through a variety of programs. The activities focus on particular aspects of Spanish culture, past and present, and the remarkable influence this culture has in the Americas.
International Society for Language Studies CILS
Interesting journal by an organization dedicated to language studies as they overlap with other fields such as linguistics, literature, anthropology, sociology, history, political science etc.
Foreign Language Educators of New Jersey
FLENJ is a non-profit, foreign language organization that represents all world language educators at all levels in New Jersey. FLENJ is the official New Jersey constituent of American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) and a charter constituent of the National Federation of Modern Language Teachers Association (NFMLTA), publishers of the Modern Language Journal; an affiliate of the New Jersey Education Association; and a NJ continuing education provider.
Modern Language Association
The object of the association shall be to promote study, criticism, and research in the more and less commonly taught modern languages and their literatures and to further the common interests of teachers of these subjects.
Sources of interest for students enrolled in Spanish courses:
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